2 police officers feared killed in clash with Gombe youth

The police is investigating the incident.

Two police officers were feared dead following a clash between them and some youth in Difa Village of Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State.

A reliable source in the area told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Gombe that the incident occurred in the night of February 16.

According to the source, some police officers on routine night patrol from Kwadon division arrested some youth in the village for allegedly being in possession of illegal drugs.

The source said that the arrest did not go down well with other youth whose protest led to violent clashes that resulted in the death and burning of the bodies of the two policemen.

Police investigators from Gombe had reportedly been deployed to the area to investigate the incident, a development that compelled many youth and elderly men to flee the village.

Contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Fwaje Atajiri, confirmed the incident, saying that investigation was ongoing.

Mr. Atajiri, however, declined comments on the number of casualties in the incident and the arrest of some traditional rulers.

(NAN)


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